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Uzbekistan: Gulnara Cancels Charity Marathon in Wake of Boston Attacks

The organizers of a charity marathon in Uzbekistan’s capital, Tashkent, have cancelled the event, citing unspecified security threats. 

On April 22, several organizations that have been linked in the past to the president’s flamboyant daughter, Gulnara Karimova, said in a joint statement, posted on her organization’s website, that the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure would be postponed and replaced with a charity concert on April 27 in support of "those who have suffered” from recent violence in Boston. 

The decision was prompted by security concerns in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings last week, the statement explains.

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Uzbekistan: Gulnara Cancels Charity Marathon in Wake of Boston Attacks

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